Lost childhood

Up until a month ago, this picture, dated 9.6.10 (it’s tag is european dated) was the earliest we had of our sweet girl. I cherished it and all it represented, but I secretly prayed for a baby picture of her. How many times in your life have you referenced your baby picture? How many times when you were in school did you have to bring in a copy for some project or another? I didn’t want sweet girl to go through any trauma with not having a picture of herself before 18 months.
Our brave girl has been home for 18 months now and I thought again that I’d try to do the research to find baby house pictures. I try every couple of months but never had any luck finding anything older than this picture.
But then, I found a girl. She posted a picture on an outdated web journal years ago.
Do you see her? Do you see my sweet girl? She is down in the bottom left. A couple more inches and she wouldn’t have even made the picture. Even with this tiny snipet, I knew it was my girl. Afterall, I’m her mama. More web sleuthing (all in Russian btw), resulting in me finding this girl’s VK account (Russian facebook). I messaged her in English and Russian and introduced myself. I begged her for more pictures.
God heard my pleas and through this sweet angel of a girl, we received these:
Joy doesn’t even begin to describe it. These were pictures of my baby in her baby house. This meant they were pre-2010!
My angel wasn’t done though. She then sent these:

The one in the stroller I believe is the earliest pictures. I’d estimate that she’s 4-5 months old in this one. Do you see her little hands? At almost 6 years old they are the exact same. She’s a skinny little kid, but her little fingers are still chubby like that. She still has the same ears and the same cheeks. And she still has the same look in her eyes. It’s my baby.

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6 thoughts on “Lost childhood

  1. This post was awesome! That stroller picture is just unreal because she still looks just like that! I started crying tears of joy for you. Then I scrolled to the bottom and one of the related articles that popped up had Hudson’s sweet little baby picture! Then I cried tears of joy for me! It is like no matter what, the world somehow keeps managing to link us up 🙂

    • Before I ever start looking for pictures for myself, I always go looking for Hudson. I just keep hoping and praying that one day I’ll come across recent pictures that show him walking and happy and loved. I don’t pretend to understand the plan, but I just keep hoping that it involves him happy.

  2. She looks so much like the twins in that second to last photo!! I’m so excited you were able to get these. Good work!

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